Kuwait officials determine that India is now free of H5N8 avian influenza
November 4, 2015
After reaching the conclusion that India is free of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza, government officials in Kuwait have lifted the country’s ban on Indian poultry, India’s Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) announced.
Poultry veterinarians in Israeli cities are threatening to go on strike October 26 in protest over changes to food safety inspections of meat and fish. Shortages could occur if the strike lasts more than 1 or 2 days and, already, there has been a jump in wholesale meat and fish prices.
The company has been BRF’s distributor in Qatar for more than 40 years
October 14, 2015
BRF, a meat, poultry and food company headquartered in Brazil, has signed a binding memorandum of understanding with Qatar National Import and Export Co. (QNIE) for the acquisition of a part of QNIE’s frozen distribution business in Qatar.
Turkish poultry meat exports have dropped by 50 percent so far in 2015. The drop in trade was due to speculation about possible avian influenza cases and escalating terror attacks, poultry industry representatives in Turkey said.
Fears are growing that without timely intervention to stem outbreaks of highly virulent avian influenza virus H5N1 across West Africa, further spread across the region and beyond is inevitable, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.